3 Things to Know About Buying a Home with a Pool

 3 Things to Know About Buying a Home with a Pool

Many Horseshoe Bay area homes have swimming pools but of course, many don't as well. But if you're looking specifically for a home with a pool there are pros and cons to owning one. People usually either love having a pool or they despise it but if you're one of those that loves having the freedom of going swimming whenever you want, being able to cool off or relax in a resort-style setting in your backyard, a pool is a great option.

The first thing to understand is that having a pool is an added expense but it may not be as much as your think. It will be a new item in your budget and you'll need to decide whether you want it professionally maintained or if you're going to spend the time and energy and do-it-yourself. Pool upkeep can be as inexpensive as $50 a month if you do it yourself or up to $400 a month if you have regular professional maintenance.

Pools can also be a selling feature for pool people that is. This means it may be a downside to a lot of people. But remember, if you're looking specifically for a pool, others will likely want one as well. Here are three basic things to know when buying a home with a pool.

#1. Understand what you're getting into.

You may not be able to get out what you think your pool is worth when you go to sell. But, if you're really only buying the pool for your own enjoyment, having it as a resale feature may not be as big of a deal. Remember, when you're buying a home with a pool you're always buying the pool secondhand. Most people don't think of it that way of course because it comes with the house. But you are buying a used pool, not in brand-new condition. You want to have a specific pool inspector check out the pool area to make sure that it is sound and doesn't have a mountain of problems before you even buy it. Make sure you ask about everything including how often it is clean, when it was installed if it's ever lost his integrity and how much it costs each month to maintain it.

#2. Remember to maintain safety.

If you have small children you'll definitely want to get a pool gate or a fence around the pool. Remember, if you're the only one in the neighborhood with a swimming pool your house will probably be considered the "cool house", which means you may have a lot of people, guests, friends and friends of your children over at your house swimming. This can leave you up to a lot of liability so you want to make sure that you are covered in your insurance and you've done everything you can to maintain safety and protection of your home, your family and your friends.

#3. Properly maintain pools can add resale value.

There are pretty much two types of buyers; buyer specifically looking for a home with a pool, and buyer specifically looking for a home without a pool; never the two shall meet. You might find a home buyer that doesn't realize they want to pool until they see a beautiful home with a properly maintained pool and backyard. This is why you need to be able to capture this type of buyer that's on the fence or just doesn't have an idea that they want a pool. Keep your home properly maintained, make the pool area something that you can be proud of and entertain and it will hold its resale value when you go to sell.

Pool homes can be a great luxury without spending a fortune but it's important to understand what you're getting into. Check out all the pool homes around Horseshoe Bay below or contact us for a more specific list of properties and homes for sale in Horseshoe Bay with a pool.

Horseshoe Bay Homes with a Pool

53 Properties
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$549,000
Neighborhood: Villas Del Lago
2
Beds
1
Baths
857
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
8
Days on Site
161981
MLS
Updated ground level one story condo in the beautiful Villas Del Lago complex. Kitchen upgrades include granite countertops, decorative lighting, stainless steel appliances, small wine fridge, and...
$339,500
Neighborhood: High Vista Cnd
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,320
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
16
Days on Site
161885
MLS
This unit has been completely redone from top to bottom. Enjoy panoramic views of both the lake and Slick Rock golf course! Abundant upgrades to this upstairs condo includes Samsung appliances,...
$2,995,000
Neighborhood: Lago Escondido
4
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
4,005
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
18
Days on Site
159570
MLS
THE RESIDENCES AT LAGO ESCONDIDO offer a new lifestyle experience to the Lago and the Escondido Community. These off-water homes sit high on the summit of Lago & merge unparalleled lake & hill...
$927,000
Neighborhood: The Waters (HSB)
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,672
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
19
Days on Site
161843
MLS
The first new construction condominium development in Horseshoe Bay Resort in nearly ten years! These beautifully appointed lock-and-leave condominiums are currently under construction and the first...
$319,900
Neighborhood: Sherwood Manor
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,434
Sq.Ft.
2010
Year Built
23
Days on Site
161805
MLS
Perfect little lake house with lock and leave lifestyle! Ask agent for the list of recent improvements. Situated on 2 lots, this neat-as-a-pin home has been lovingly cared for and is ready for new...
$1,250,000
Neighborhood: Applehead West
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,750
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
23
Days on Site
161811
MLS
Stunningly exquisite Horseshoe Bay home nestled on two lots located on a wet weather creek and number 4 of Apple Rock. From the high-end Austin based - designer selections, heated and cooled garage,...
$1,050,000
Neighborhood: Applehead West
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,747
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
29
Days on Site
161735
MLS
Step inside one of the most beautiful luxury homes in Horseshoe Bay! Located in prestigious Applehead West on an oversized 2/3AC lot, & studded with enormous oaks at the end of a quiet, private...
$985,000
Neighborhood: The Waters (HSB)
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,344
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
29
Days on Site
161745
MLS
Amazing 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo at The Waters. The condo is offered fully furnished with new carpet in 2022. Hardwood floors in main living areas. Great floor plan with large master bedroom, bath and...
$1,999,000
Neighborhood: Hoffman
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,646
Sq.Ft.
1962
Year Built
31
Days on Site
161713
MLS
Stunning Lake LBJ home minutes from Boat Town and the 2900 Bridge. This is where 4th of July goes to a whole new level with Kingsland's annual AquaBoom event. The home is set up to sleep 14. The...
$2,250,000
Neighborhood: Hilltop A Bl Lk
3
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,151
Sq.Ft.
2010
Year Built
34
Days on Site
161694
MLS
Enter gates to this stunning, manicured estate sitting on Hilltop of Blue Lake, with East facing covenant unobstructed views to Lake LBJ. Open Living/ kitchen/breakfast area looking out to over 1000...
$1,190,000
Neighborhood: Bel Air/Shrwd
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,686
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
35
Days on Site
161686
MLS
This charming waterfront Lake house has been COMPLETELY remodeled in the past 2 years, with no expense spared. The interior has been gutted & new cabinets have been installed, new ceramic tile...
$1,219,000
Neighborhood: The Waters (HSB)
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,324
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
37
Days on Site
161633
MLS
The first new construction condominium development in Horseshoe Bay Resort in nearly ten years! These beautifully appointed lock-and-leave condominiums are currently under construction and the first...
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